Your final molars, your wisdom teeth, can become a problem when they finally arrive in your late teens or early twenties. At Pearl Dentistry, we offer wisdom teeth extractions when these molars pose problems to your oral health. Our team can carefully perform oral surgery to remove wisdom teeth, preventing many of the issues that accompany the arrival of the third and final set of molars.
Why Have Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth extracted. Many people have their wisdom teeth erupt without incident. However, millions of others experience issues with their wisdom teeth. If there is not enough room for wisdom teeth to come through in their designated spot, they can become impacted in the gums. If there is limited space in the jaw, they may grow in sideways, putting pressure on your other teeth. Some of the issues that can result include:
- Misalignment of existing teeth
- Hygiene issues
While your wisdom teeth are developing, our dentist will monitor their growth and movement. If there is limited room in the jaw or the molars begin to become impacted, extraction may be recommended.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Removing wisdom teeth is a type of oral surgery. Depending on how many molars are being removed and their position, different methods may be used for removal. For a simple tooth extraction of one molar, a local anesthetic can be used and the tooth can be pulled. However, many wisdom teeth extractions are more involved and require surgery to remove the tooth.
For impacted molars or when all the wisdom teeth will be removed during one appointment, sedation is usually used. This will put the patient into a sleep-like state, either with oral medications or IV sedation. Some wisdom teeth extractions will include removal of bone covering the tooth. This may require stitches after the tooth is removed.
After wisdom tooth removal surgery, patients will need to rest for a few days while their mouth heals. Pain medications can be used to relieve any discomfort. Our team will give you instructions on how to care for your gums while they heal. A follow-up appointment is usually needed to inspect the surgery site and possibly remove sutures.
Why Choose Pearl Dentistry for Wisdom Teeth Extractions?
Our team at Pearl Dentistry are experienced in oral surgery/extractions, including wisdom teeth removal. We provide a safe, comfortable environment for your procedure. Call us today to schedule your initial consultation.